278 are very fond of adventure. You must somehow achieve this task, and protect the family." Papayya promised to march against the fort at once and capture it by escalade. He gathered together troops from Arani, Genji and Velur; then he despatched letters to the powerful chiefs of the forts of Tindivanam, Tiruvadi, Valada- puram, Vandavasi, Grotftru, Tiruvatturu, Asamanduru, Kathile and Arcot, the petty chiefs of Madhura and Tanjavur, the dependents from the neighbourhood of Padaividu with their powerful horse, and rutting elephants, and the palaigars of Nelli- patla, Gudipadxt and 2Lmur, soliciting their help. When these chiefs came with their forces, cutting open the bags, he dis- tributed money among them. He completed his preparations, and marched with great pomp to Uttaramallur, where he lay encamped eagerly expecting to fight the enemy. Some of his friends attempted to dissuade Papayya from fighting with Yacama, as they were convinced that he would be defeated in the battle ; but he turned a deaf ear to their advice. With a force of 100 elephants, 2,000 fully armoured horses, several foot-soldiers, 6,000 archers, 4,000 or 5,000 rockets .......match- lockmeu 16,000 lancers, etc,, he delivered an attack upon the eastern side of the fort of Uttaramallilr with great clamour. When Yacama saw the army of the enemy, he resolved to deliver an attack immediately, though he had only 3,000 soldiers to oppose an army of 30,000. In the battle^that ensued, forty chiefs that were in the front line including Gradepudi Ayyana, Kotapati Oennappa Kr§nappa, Keti Reddi, Cintapatla Obanna and Candinini Venganna were killed. Damerla Oennappa, who was wounded while fighting boldly with the enemy, waa taken prisoner; and hundred others recuved wounds. Th« head of Davala Papayya who was fiercely charging the enemj was cut off \ Kalive Venkataraju, and his nephew, Ayyaparaju PSnem Ramaraju, Cina Oi^ambararaju, and several otheri were put to death. The elephants were captured, and th torses were slain> the troopers, the archers, the dischargers o rockets, and the lancerg were harassed.